Narrow vote margin launches recount between McCormick and Oz

Written by on May 25, 2022

Narrow vote margin launches recount between McCormick and Oz

By The Associated Press
May 25, 2022

Pennsylvania’s top election official says the margin between the top two candidates in last week’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate is tight enough to trigger a recount.

The state’s acting secretary of state, Leigh Chapman, said the vote totals for celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick fall within the recount margin in state law.

Oz, who is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, led McCormick by 902 votes out of more than 1.3 million ballots counted as of Wednesday.

The separation between the candidates is well within the the recount law’s 0.5% margin.

A recount could take until June 8.

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